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Katherine Ahlquist
Community Development Analyst

10890 San Pablo Ave.
El Cerrito, CA  94530

Ph: 510-215-4361

Monday, Wednesday & Alternate Friday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday & Thursday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
The mission of the Housing Program is to foster the creation of high-quality affordable housing at all income levels and for a variety of needs. The Housing staff administers housing policy and programs, and offers information about affordable housing opportunities in the City of El Cerrito.

Learn more about community housing resources:
  • Look up resources for finding affordable housing in El Cerrito.
  • Find help with housing issues such as foreclosure or tenant/landlord counseling.
  • Find housing-related City documents. 
  • Contact us with  another housing-related question

Contra Costa Housing Authority Wat List Opening (February 27 – March 2):
The Housing Authority of Contra Costa County will open its low income Public Housing wait list on Monday, February 27th until Thursday, March 2nd. Applications will be available online only at beginning at 10 a.m. on February 27th until the closing date of March 2nd at 4:00pm. For more information, please contact the Contra Costa Housing Authority Public Housing Wait List Office at 925-957-8031

The City released a Request for Proposals on November 1, 2016, seeking experienced development teams to submit proposals to develop a comprehensive, Affordable Housing Strategy for the City’s San Pablo Avenue PDA and Specific Plan area, and an alternate task to expand the strategy citywide.

Responses to the RFP are due at 4:00 p.m. November 30, 2016. From the RFP, a short list will be developed and top teams will be invited for interviews. See the RFP and sample Professional Services Agreement for more information about the RFP process, selection criteria and timing.

Responses and Amended Documents

Please contact Katherine Ahlquist, Community Development Analyst, at (510) 215-4361 with any questions.

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